Making a positive impact on patient care and physician education around the world

July 2019 - Vol. 38, No. 6

The AAO-HNS foundation’s International Visiting Scholarship (IVS) Grant Program advances health education and seeks to improve the quality of patient care around the world in developing countries. Since its inception in 2009, more than 200 IVS grants have been awarded to 101 recipients in 29 countries.

IVS grants are awarded on an annual basis to a meritorious international otolaryngologist such as Syed Salman Hashmi, MBBS, and enable recipients to:

  • Participate in the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience
  • Receive $2,000 to help defray travel costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting
  • Partake in a short-term observership at a U.S. otolaryngology institution
  • Receive a one-year trial membership

The reach of the IVS Grant Program is dependent upon generous donations to the AAO-HNS foundation. Consider making a donation today of $2,000 in support of an IVS grant by contacting Marylou Forgione, Senior Manager/Development, at